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Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
from the center of the town. here, and expected, noisy crowd engulfed us. >> it is hard to avoid the feeling that this is all set up for our benefit. overlooking it all was awful outside broadcast unit from libyan television, putting out the pictures live via satellite dish. it was well-organized, but what was entirely genuine was the scale of the damage. at the outskirts of misrata -- if the outskirts are like this, what must the center be like after weeks of fighting? as fort gaddafi's supporters, there just as fierce and the enthusiastic as the rebels. it is no wonder the siege has gone so long. >> confusing scenes, but tomorrow international powers meet in london to it -- to discuss libya. tonight, president obama will address the american public on the u.s. aims and commitments there. does president obama have a tough sell to the american public? >> usually the sell comes before military action for the united states. he is going to try to explain both why he went in and how long is going to last. that seems to be foremost on the white house's mine today. the hope to keep it shor
Mar 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
decision to use air power against colonel gadhafi in libya was taken quickly, so quickly that they are still sorting out the politics behind it. if that is one reason for the london conference, assembling ministers and diplomats from 40 countries, and the arab league and the african union to back u.n. resolutions. though thertheir enthusiasm for military action varies. the mandate to protect civilians also means taking sides in a civil war. >> we made the right choice, that was to draw a line in the desert sand to halt the murderous advance of gaddafi's forces. no one has yet to explain when or how that commitment ends. the conference also said -- started the process toward more legitimacy. this is the closest of rebels have to a political leadership and would like more help on the ground, too. >> the americans said they would consider arming the rebels. is that something you would like? >> you can see that they are fighting with machine guns, etc. >> the u.s., france, and britain are talking about army the rebels. bombs will fall near gaddafi's compound in tripoli again today. that wa
Mar 30, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> revolution 101 -- beginners' of lessons in using a rocket- propelled grenade. but there is more guesswork here that expertise. the rubble -- the rebels want more weapons and the international community is suggesting they might get them. what is missing here is training and leadership. >> if we get the new weapons and someone training as, maybe we can do something to push him back. but with this old weapon, we can do anything. >> who is actually in charge? >> no commander here. altogether, we are talking together and we make the plans together. but maybe he is with us -- i don't know how it looks like. i don't know anything. >> you just heard some names? >> it just names. >> some generals have defected to the rebels, but they're not leading from the front. instead of command-and-control, we saw confusion and infighting. something they did not want us to film. >> the rebels are moving out now. they have been reloading their weapons and have reorganized on the side of the road. there has been a lot of singing and chanting and praying, but you don't get the sense there's been much planning. t
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> when i watch the news, i see the power company chairman apologizing and fouling to us, but his words do not meet my heart. i think this apology is not enough. >> do you feel anger? >> of course we were angry. but now it is discussed more than anger. -- it is disgust more than anger. i wish they had told us the truth. >> bringing the reactors under control could take months, and the cleanup years. >> some news just in. the tokyo electric power company behind the nuclear plant -- control of that company has been taking over by the japanese government. the government will infuse the company with cash, which could pave the way to nationalization, something many have predicted. other news comes from the world of global business. the wto has ruled that boeing received more than $5 billion in illegal subsidies from the u.s. government, giving it an unfair advantage over airbus. boeing and airbus were informed of the it is only now that information has been made public. microsoft has filed a complaint with european union regulators against google. they are accusing the company of trying to e
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